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28 03, 2022

Delicious Zero Waste Veggie Fritters

By |2022-03-28T16:20:42-04:00March 28th, 2022|Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Delicious Zero Waste Veggie Fritters

Who doesn't love a fritter? Using leftovers in creative ways can be part of adopting a zero waste cooking strategy. I steamed some broccoli and carrots for dinner one night, and had about a cup and a half leftover. Sure you can just reheat the veggies and eat [...]

20 02, 2022

Properly Storing Fruits and Veggies

By |2022-02-20T10:55:45-05:00February 20th, 2022|Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste|Comments Off on Properly Storing Fruits and Veggies

When it comes to food waste, it really starts with how you shop and store your food when you return from the grocery store. Perishable foods like dairy, fruits and vegetables need to be stored right to last longer. Here are some tips for making the most of [...]

15 02, 2022

Secret Ingredient Chicken Chili

By |2022-02-20T10:27:29-05:00February 15th, 2022|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Secret Ingredient Chicken Chili

Zero Waste Cooking is about making nutritious money-saving meals that don’t waste food. It helps your food dollars go farther, and simplifies your life. My new book offers tons of helpful hints about shopping for, storing and using up food. Keeping canned food in the pantry is a [...]

29 11, 2021

Zero Waste Cranberry Goat Cheese Bites

By |2021-12-01T20:11:49-05:00November 29th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Cranberry Goat Cheese Bites

In the spirit of giving and zero food waste, I’m giving you this cranberry appetizer that uses leftover holiday cranberry sauce. Once you have your cranberries cooked, you can whip up this appetizer to enjoy with friends over the holidays during cocktail hour or a pot luck. Cranberries [...]

19 11, 2021

Planning a Festive and Balanced Table of Favorites

By |2021-11-19T09:35:24-05:00November 19th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Recipe, Weight Management|Comments Off on Planning a Festive and Balanced Table of Favorites

Thanksgiving will usher in the holiday season which most likely will include special family meals and treats. When planning holiday food you can create healthy meals and still enjoy yourself. Some recipes just have to have all the butter, sugar or salt, but others can likely be lightened [...]

13 10, 2021

Plant Breeding: Farm to Fork

By |2021-10-13T12:28:42-04:00October 13th, 2021|Food Facts, Food Trends|Comments Off on Plant Breeding: Farm to Fork

Just about everything you purchase in a grocery store has been improved through plant breeding. Through generations of research, scientists have learned a lot about how to make seeds and plants better - more tolerant to new weather patterns, draught or pest resistant, more nutritious, or better tasting. [...]

9 09, 2021

Reducing Your Food Waste

By |2021-09-14T16:41:13-04:00September 9th, 2021|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Reducing Your Food Waste

The United Nations has designated 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables.  I'm always encouraging you to add more fruits and veggies to your diet, but sadly, it's the fruit and veggies in your kitchen often goes to waste. I have been spending the past several [...]

28 05, 2021

Add-Ins for a Nutrition Boost

By |2021-05-28T11:45:54-04:00May 28th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Add-Ins for a Nutrition Boost

You may not know it, but you could be missing some key nutrients in your diet. For the average American Diet: Fiber, vitamin D, calcium and potassium are considered “nutrients of concern” according to the USDA Dietary Guidelines committee. You may not be getting enough vitamin C or [...]